Half amazing texture and half incredible feel, half one color and half another, our Half + Half Blanket makes a whole lot of beauty!
Knit up in the newest edition to our yarn family, Lantern, the Half + Half Blanket sparkles with light. Lantern is a white cotton core wrapped in colorful linen thread that, knit up, creates a seriously intriguing texture. Yes, this yarn is just as interesting and fabulous as it sounds!
In simple garter stitch, the Half + Half Blanket takes it shape with the clever engineering of short rows. This means that you’re using just one ball of yarn at a time and that beginners can get in on the action. Wondering about short rows? We have a new video Short Row Tutorial that explains everything!
A simple pattern, an irresistible texture, and a bold design, the Half + Half Blanket also feels wonderfully nubbly and soft with a very satisfying heft and drape. With 25 colors to choose from, select a combination of Lantern that makes you happy and start knitting!
Designed for Purl Soho by Jake Canton.
- Yarn A: 4 (8) skeins of Purl Soho’s Lantern, 61% cotton and 39% linen
- Yarn B: 4 (8) skeins of Purl Soho’s Lantern
- US 6, 32-, 40- or 47-inch circular needles
- A stitch marker
Yarn A: Pink Salt + Yarn B: Orange Poppy
Yarn A: Bluegrass Blue + Yarn B: White Smoke
Yarn A: Cinnabar Red + Yarn B: Frost Blue
18 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch
Crib Size (Throw Size)
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 31 inches wide x 38 inches long (44 inches wide x 55 inches long)
Wrp-t (Wrap And Turn)
Keeping yarn in back, slip next stitch purlwise from left needle to right needle. Bring yarn to front. Return slipped stitch to left needle. Turn work so wrong side is facing you.
To see this technique in action, visit our Short Row Tutorial and follow along with the wrap and turn on the knit side section (at 0:30 seconds), except do not bring the yarn to the back before you turn.
Knit With Wrap
Keeping yarn in back, pick up the wrap with the right needle from front to back and then insert the needle into the stitch knitwise. Knit the stitch and wrap together. This step is described at minute 3:29 of our Short Row Tutorial.
You will knit this blanket lengthwise.
Due to its construction, the dimensions are fixed to a set ratio. The length of the blanket can be altered by casting on any any number of stitches, and the width dimensions will always be approximately 80% of the length.
If you are using Purl Soho’s Lantern (or any other yarn whose color or texture is supposed to appear irregular and random when it’s knit), alternate skeins every one or two rows or rounds. For more information, check out our Working With Irregular + Hand Dyed Yarns: Avoiding Pooling Tutorial.
With Yarn A, cast on 171 (248) stitches.
Row 1 (right side): Knit to end of row.
Row 2 (wrong side): Knit to last 3 stitches, place marker (pm), k1, wrap and turn (wrp-t, see Notes).
Row 3: Knit to end of row.
Row 4: Knit to marker, remove marker, wrp-t.
Row 5: K1, pm, knit to end of row.
Repeat Rows 4 and 5 until you have wrapped every stitch except the last two, ending with Row 5.
Next Row (wrong side): K1, remove marker, wrp-t.
Next Row (right side): K1.
Next Row: K1, *knit next stitch with its wrap (see Notes), repeat from * to last stitch, k1.
Cut Yarn A.
Row 1 (right side): With Yarn B, knit to end of row.
Row 2 (wrong side): Knit to end of row.
Row 3 (right side): K1, wrp-t.
Row 4 (wrong side): K1.
Row 5 (right side): K1, knit next stitch with its wrap, place marker, wrp- t.
Row 6 (wrong side): Slip marker, knit to end of row.
Row 7 (right side): Knit to marker, remove marker, knit next stitch with its wrap, place marker, wrp-t.
Repeat Rows 6 and 7 until you have completed a wrap and turn on the second to last stitch.
Repeat Row 6.
Next Row (right side): Knit to last marker, remove marker, knit next stitch with its wrap, k1.
With the wrong side facing you, bind off knitwise.
Weave in the ends and block! We recommend a full wet block to let the linen relax and soften.